Events at Ellerton Priory, Summer 2021


Sunday September 12th 2021 - Heritage Open Day 

10.30 - 5.30


The trustees are delighted to announce that we intend to open the church to visitors this autumn as part of  Heritage Open Days.   https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/ellerton-priory-church1

As far as Covid guidlines permit we hope to be able to deliver the full Ellerton Open Day experience, including interesting displays, book sales, tombola, local produce, cards, and refreshments.              (All contingent on circumstances at the time).  Phil Thomas will be giving his superbly informative guided tours of the church and the site at 11.am, 1pm and 3.30pm - and of course the church itself, the churchyard and the surrounding landscape of the Derwent Ings will be present in their serene beauty regardless of transient world events.

The theme for HOD this year is "Edible England" so who knows what surprises this may bring forth!


And appropos of this:

Because we have been closed, our regular visitors and guests have been deprived of the pleasure of the offerings on our refreshment table.  Michael Thomas, one of our trustees, has been reliably and consistently tempting all to indulge in his marvellous range of cakes, gateaux, biscuits and other baked goods at our Open days for many years now.   However he has not been idle during the closed period and the Trustees are delighted to be able to offer a modest book containing 37 of his recipes.

With  a card cover and spiral binding the book has been designed to open flat for easy use in the kitchen.  All recipes have been (thoroughly) tested and adapted for the English baker and are graded in terms of difficulty.  Almost all are illustrated.  There is a brief introduction to the history of the Ellerton Church Preservation Trust and to Michael himself.




The book is available on sale at the Open Day, or by contacting   yorkbear@hotmail.co.uk   'phone   01430 431951, or by downloading the pdf order form here A Taste of Ellerton Priory order form pdf

At a cost of £7.99 + p&p this would make an ideal gift for the kitchen guru in your household or anyone who enjoys making and eating fabulous and unusual treats  All proceeds will help the work of the Trust.



Ellerton Priory is always happy to host visits by Local History and other interested groups, circumstances permitting.  If you belong to an organisation which would enjoy a private tour, with or without refreshments, or would like to use the church as a venue for an activity or occasion, you are encouraged to get in touch with the Trust (see details below). 

Keeping in touch with the Trust


Ellerton Church Preservation Trust is a Registered Charity, with the number 1052689. The address for correspondence is Knedlington Old Hall,  Asselby Road, Knedlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7EU. If  you wish to contact the trustees for any reason, or wish to offer help or support, please feel free to e-mail yorkbear@hotmail.co.uk or ann@annsotheran.co.uk or leave a telephone message on 01430 431951. The current trustees are Richard Baker, Ann Sotheran (treasurer), Michael Thomas and Phil Thomas (chair).



Directions to Ellerton Priory

Ellerton is 14 miles south-east of York, just off the B1228 York-Howden road, accessible from the north via the A64/A1079 or from the south via the A163 at Bubwith. The Priory church is the last building at the end of the village, and access is via a fairly level grass path and two small steps (ramp and help available). We have plentiful car parking, but no dogs in the car park field, please. Nearby is The Boot and Shoe - a traditional village pub with great ales, where hearty meals can be booked in advance (01757 288346).


          Newsletters  - we apologise most humbly to all of our friends and supporters that we have not produced newsletters for last year or this.  We are still here and work is continuing in the background.  We hope very much to get back on track next year and appreciate your continuing interest and support.

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